Igbos: The Darkskinned ‘Foreign’ Investors Developing Nigerian Towns

The truth is that Igbos are really ‘foreign’ investors that invest in other parts of Nigeria. If South Africa brings in Shoprite, Igbos bring in Alaba Market and Chinese bring in China Town to your locality, Bros, that is development. okay, because we don’t look white abi? You see your life?

Shebi a foreign investor is any non-indigene who comes to your town and invests to build companies? Er you are! You see say OmoIgbos are big businessmen like the Lebanese, the Indians, the Chinese, the British, only they are from your country? Et you are! A prophet is not known in his country. Igbo eyaf suffer too much. Continue reading “Igbos: The Darkskinned ‘Foreign’ Investors Developing Nigerian Towns”

How Igbo Statesman Ken Olisa Is Quietly Developing Great Britain With His Bank And Charity

Dear Igbodefender, you need to read about this man, who owns a merchant bank in the UK, gives millions of Pounds in charity, and is in charge of Greater London, among other feathers o. Igbo were mmadu. Nigeria kwesiri i nye Ndi Igbo there haha me the di great for Nigeria, ho ha! Gwo maka this great man na the article below:

Ken Olisa can remember almost to the day when he started wearing bow ties. It was 1982, and he had just been promoted to regional marketing director for the computer company Wang Laboratories. The idea was that he didn’t want to appear like all the other Brits, jetting around Europe and beyond, dispensing orders. His other, less dandyish, gesture was to take French lessons. Fast forward more than three decades and the bow tie is still present, the French phrases less so.

“Once you’ve started, you can’t stop,” Olisa says, making his sartorial style sound like an addiction.

Then his tone changes: “There is a more serious point in the context of all the things I do now: if you are a black businessperson in the UK, there is a danger you look like all the other black business people.”

Is it best to stand out or fit in? When you become the first British-born black man to serve on the board of a major public company, there is a bit of both. And once he got going, Olisa hasn’t been able to stop. In the past 10 years, he has collected jobs and charity posts like stamps, with his latest, the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, the most auspicious yet.

“I didn’t really know what one was,” he admits, giving most people’s reaction. At the end of May, Olisa began acting as a point man for the Royal Family, choreographing visits in the capital and sometimes standing in for them. It gives him an office in Whitehall, a smart new uniform – bow tie not included – and 90 staff.

He wants to take the role and run with it. Working at IBM first, and now running his own merchant bank, Restoration Partners, Olisa has a background in technology, but much of his time is spent on tackling homelessness and social exclusion.

Jim Ovia Scholarship 2016 + How To Apply

Jim Ovia is the principal owner of Zenith Bank, and like a proper Igbo achiever who has used the principle of Equianoism to rise to the top, he continues to give generously. One of the ways Mr Ovia, who is from Delta State has given is through an annual scholarship programme.

The application deadline for this year’s given funding spree is November 15, and it is for Nigerian universities only. If you are an undergraduate of graduate student of a Nigerian university, you are eligible. To see more important details and to apply, go here.

CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele donates gifts to different orphanages in Agbor

Governor of Nigeria’s central bank, Godwin Emefiele has donated all gift he received from well-wishers during his mum’s burial to motherless babies homes in the Agbor area of Delta State.

Emefiele who comes from the Igbo part of Delta State paid surprise visits to the orphanages. This donation is Generous Equianoism.

See photos of the gifts: http://www.bellanaija.com/2016/04/emefiele-donates-all-gifts-received-at-mothers-funeral-to-motherless-babies-homes/